Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Wrap It Up, B"

There is a Big Mac Wrap at McDonalds, and it got Dr. Ken wondering, is it any more healthy because it's a wrap? Do we automatically think something is healthy when we hear the word wrap, even if said wrap has the contents of say, a Big Mac, the worst thing for you in the world? The good doctor has done some research for you.

Big Mac Wrap: 330 calories, 19 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat.

Regular old Big Mac: 578 calories, 32.5 grams of fat, 12 grams of saturated fat.



So, the wrap is only half as bad for you but still pretty bad for you. I think the word "salad" has the same effect. You can get a fried buffalo chicken salad, and suddenly it's healthy, right? "Light" can fool us too. A serving of light eggnog still has 2.5 grams of fat, 1.5 of unsaturated fat, 25 mg of cholesterol, 21 grams of carbohydrates (20 of which are from sugar).

Hey, Seven Readers, are there other words or phrases that trick us into thinking stuff is healthy?

11 comments:

Kadonkadonk said...

"Organic" - a vegan cookie at my grocery store has like, 400+ calories!
"No Trans Fat"

Which is why I stick to strictly alcoholic meals.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

'Donk: Organic is a good one! Those tricky bastards . . .

JerseySjov said...

"Free"

...though honestly if that's the case I wouldn't care if it was a tofu scramble of a lard sandwich. College!

Jenni said...

"Fat free" is almost always worse for you. When they remove the fat they have to fill it with sugar so it tastes good, thus increasing the calories.

HeatherLynn said...

I'm sorry, but i saw this being advertised in the local newspaper here...this Big Mac Wrap, and it just looks gross. I don't want patty meat in a wrap. you don't get hamburger tacos! they grind that shit up for a reason. I don't like it one big G!

as for other words or phrases....hmmmm....let me think....how about "free"....fat free, gluten free, "sugar free"...

oh, and beware of "sugar free" chocolate candy....dude, you'll regret the day you were born if you get the wrong kind!

seriously

~hl~

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Jov: Yeah, I'll take any food free. Belie' 'dat.

Jenni: I hadn't thought of that. Damn. I have no time for label reading and stuff.

Lyn: Sugar free candy is no good. It's SUPPOSED to have sugar. I want no part of a sugar free Pixie Stick.

blamemyrobot said...

I just have to comment on the title of your post... That's from Chappelle Show right? When they were advertising the "Wrap it up Box" right? Hahaha!

BeckEye said...

I trick myself into thinking eating a whole bag of Multigrain Tostitos is perfectly healthy.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

BeckEye: Multigrain! Good one! That is good for you. Gotta have grain.

Heff said...

"Low Tar", lol !!!!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Heff: Good point. ANY tar probably isn't good.